Around Town: May 6, 2015 edition


The Woman’s Club of Belleville meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at its clubhouse, 51 Rossmore Place. Prospective members are welcome. For more information, contact Terry Landon at 973-751-6529.

The Kevin G. Kennedy Civic Association will hold its 22nd annual scholarship breakfast May 17 at 10 a.m. at The Chandelier, 340 Franklin Ave. This year’s citizen scholarships will be given in memory of Margaret Mary O’Boyle and Brian Pomponio in recognition of their love of community service and family ties. Tickets are $30. Send check or money order, payable to Kevin G. Kennedy Civic Association, 45 Hornblower Ave., Belleville, N.J. 07109. Call 973-759-0738 for ads or information.


Holy Cross Church hosts an all-class alumni reunion June 14, 1 to 5 p.m., at Holy Cross School, 15 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. S. For tickets, call the church rectory at 973-484-5678 or Donna at 973-568-1945. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children ages 6 to 12. Anyone with class photos is asked to call the church. American Legion Post 282, 8 Patterson St., hosts a Fiesta Night on Saturday, May 16, at 3 p.m. The $10 admission includes food and one drink.


Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., celebrates Mother’s Day with a special film series. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. The schedule is as follows:

  • “Princess Diaries” (G/114 mins.), starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, will be screened Friday, May 15, at 3:30 p.m. • “Freaky Friday” (PG/97 mins.), starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, will be shown Friday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m.
  • “Parent Trap” (G/124 mins.), starring Hayley Mills and Maureen O’Hara, can be seen Saturday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m.

Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts its annual spring dance Friday, May 8, 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are restricted to teenagers only. The dance will be supervised by Thomas Fraser, the former Lincoln School guidance counselor, and by members of the Board of Directors.

Kearny UNICO will hold these upcoming events:

  • A drawing for the Super 50- 50 Raffle to benefit UNICO’s scholarship fund and other charities is set for Thursday, May 7, at 8 p.m., at the American Legion hall, 314 Belgrove Drive. Raffle tickets are $1 each. To purchase a raffle ticket, contact Lou at 201-368-2409.
  • A UNICO fundraising bus trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City will leave Sunday, May 17, at 8:30 a.m., from the parking lot of Kearny Bank, 614 Kearny Ave. Tickets are $30 with $25 dollars in slot play credit returned by the casino. For tickets, call Lou.

The Woman’s Club of Arlington hosts a spring luncheon Tuesday, May 12, at 12:30 p.m., at the Forest Hill Field Club, 9 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. Participants are asked to bring new children’s books (for infant through the teenage years) that will be donated to the Kearny Public Library to support the summer reading program. The celebration will also include installation of new members and the new officers for 2015-2016. Admission is $35. Guests are asked to make checks payable to The Woman’s Club of Arlington and send them to: Joan Comp, 25 Linden Ave., Kearny, N.J. 07032.

W.H.A.T. Theater (in residence at the First Lutheran Church) 65 Oakwood Ave., announces auditions for the musical “Grease” will be held Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13, 7 to 9 p.m. No experience, membership or fee is required to audition/perform with us. Please visit and download the audition form, complete it and bring it with you when you audition. Copies of the form will be available at the audition.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., hosts Karaoke on Friday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. The hall is available to rent for all occasions. For more information, call 201-939-3080.

Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City is set for Sunday, May 31. The cost is $30 with a cash return of $30. Make reservations early. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186.

Join the N.J. State Police Marine Division at the N.J. Sports & Exposition Authority’s River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt, Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a boating safety demonstration and climb aboard a State Police Patrol Boat. Admission is free. Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register, go to and click on “Events.” For more information, call 201-460- 4619 or email

The Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., hosts these programs:

  • A Clara Maass Breakfast Seminar, “Forget Me Not: an Alzheimer’s discussion,” is slated for Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m.
  • A free skin cancer screening, open to all Lyndhurst residents ages 18 and over, is set for Monday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m.
  • A bi-annual blood screening, for Lyndhurst residents ages 18 and older, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3. Appointments begin at 8 a.m. There is a fee of $26. Payments can be submitted in cash or checks, payable to Medical Laboratory Diagnostics.

Call 201-804-2500 to register for these programs.

Knights of Columbus Lyndhurst Council 2396 holds a Communion breakfast Sunday, May 31, at 10 a.m., at the Senior Building on Cleveland Ave. Admission is $7. For tickets, call Steve Cortese at 201-657-0800 or Nick Garafolo at 201-893- 2849. No tickets will be sold at the door. Advance sales only.

Lyndhurst Public Library hosts “Non-Essential History” Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Why is it called the “Big Apple”? Why is the southland called “Dixie”? What happened to Robert E. Lee after the Civil War? These and many other questions will be answered in this fun program by chiropractor James P. Kane. Space is limited and registration is necessary. Call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7, or email

North Arlington 

The Senior Harmony Club sponsors the following trips:

  • Travel to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City Tuesday, May 12. Cost is $25. Non-members are welcome. Call Florence at 201-991-3173 for reservations or more information.
  • Visit The Culinary Institute of Hyde Park, N.Y., Tuesday, May 19. Non-members are welcome. Call Anna for information and reservations at 201-939-2960.

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, announces the following events.

For children:

  • Story Time, open to ages 2 to 3, is offered every Wednesday at 11:45 a.m.
  • P.J. Story Time, open to ages 4 to 7, is set for Mondays, May 4 and 11, at 7 p.m.
  • Mother’s Day Craft, open to ages 4 to 7, is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at noon (registration required: http://bit. ly/1EUy2gs).
  • Lego Club, open to grades 1 and up, meets Tuesday, May 12 and 26, at 6:30 p.m. For adults: • Sit and Stitch Knitting Group meets on Tuesday, May 12 and June 9, at 7 p.m. on both days.
  • A program on preserving fruit for jellies, jams and more is set for Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, has released its May events schedule. For more information on any of these programs, call 973- 667-0405.

  • Tuesday Night Graphic Novel Club meets May 12 at 7 p.m. Sample food from local eateries while discussing “Andre the Giant Life and Legend” by Box Brown. Copies of the book are available at the library. Register online at or by phone at 973-667-0405, ext. 2604.
  • The Teen Advisory Board meets Monday, May 11, at 3 p.m. • Teen Crafting Club meets Tuesday, May 12, at 3:15 p.m. No registration is required.
  • Manga/Anime Club meets Fridays, May 15 and 29, at 3:15 p.m.
  • Twinkle Star Dance Class, open to ages 15 months to 6, is set for Monday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required.
  • Chess Club for grades 2 to 12 meets Monday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. T

he Women’s Auxiliary of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church sponsors a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Middletown, N.Y., Thursday, May 14, leaving by bus from the church, 120 Prospect St., at 9:30 a.m. The day includes Mass, a hot lunch, a tour of the shrine, free time to visit the gift shop, private meditation, visiting outdoor shrines or relaxing. The $40 cost includes lunch and transportation. The group will leave from the shrine at about 3:30 p.m. For more information or for reservations, call Linda at 973-661-0090.

The Historic Restoration Trust of Nutley hosts an Antique Road Show at the Kingsland Manor, Kingsland St. and Lakeside Drive, Saturday, May 16, 1 to 4 p.m. Jon Felz of RZM Fine Arts & Antiques Inc. is doing the show as a fundraiser for the Manor. RZM is a member of the New England Appraisers Association. Cost is $5 per item, with a limit of three items per appraisal. Those with additional items will be asked to get back in line. For further information, call 973- 661-3410 or email Kingsland-

The Nutley Department of Public Affairs, 149 Chestnut St., will hold an open house for Nutley residents Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., “to learn about department services and where tax dollars are going.” Commissioner Steven Rogers noted that residents will have the opportunity to speak with Health Department nurses, investigators, Military & Veterans Affairs Bureau personnel, Senior Citizens Services staff, other personnel, and himself.

Refreshments will be served

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